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Born and brought up on a coffee plantation in the Highlands of Kenya, Jeremy James spent his formative years in the company of the beautiful peoples of Kenya and their magnificent homeland. This was to influence his entire life, and, having left Africa with his family to settle on a farm in the UK, he attended public school, college and university, then worked in the Middle East, Africa, Mexico, Vietnam, Fiji, Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey and Greece with cattle and horses across the next thirty years. In 1987 he rode from Turkey to the UK on horseback then made another journey through Eastern Europe on horseback during the collapse of communism, and drove a herd of camels from Somalia to Tanzania in 1994. He took to writing in the late 1980's and has been writing even since: books, screenplays, magazine article, short stories, most of his work being informed by the natural world.
These days he lives alone in an isolated cottage in Shropshire with two Jack Russell dogs, alas no horses any longer. He puts a high price on silence, preferring the quiet of any rural place to a city any day.